Hello ladies & gentlemen,
Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.
Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.
To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!
TO BE READ.
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket;
Release Date: February 2nd, 2000.
I’ve been hunting for this copy for my re-read for a while now and I’m going to finally continue this childhood favourite and remember why it was such a huge hit.
The Symposium by Plato;
Release Date: -380.
I’ve been meaning to make time for this classic and I couldn’t find a better moment than the present (or at least this month hehe).
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin;
Release Date: 1996.
By the end of the month I’ll have this legendary creature captured and finally slain only to be a memory of past reads! 😛
I have yet to crack open my copy of Storm Front but I’m sure fans of the Dresden Files series are hyped up for the 16th book right now!
I haven’t read anything by Django Wexler (especially his Shadow Campaigns series) but this new series does sound super promising for those looking for a new fantasy series to dive into this month!
I didn’t read the first book (Bird Box) but I did check out the Netflix movie adaptation when it came out (the comparisons to A Quiet Place were numerous and understandable and if I could say so myself, I believe A Quiet Place did do it better) but who would’ve thought a sequel would’ve been in the plans. Maybe just an attempt to capitalize on the movie’s popularity?
COMIC BOOK RELEASES.
I had a fun time with DCeased as a stand-alone what-if story but I can’t tell if sequels, spin-offs, and tie-ins for it are that necessary. I won’t, however, cross it off my list of things yet. I’ll give a shot if the hype and praise for it is high post-release!
Marvel launches their latest event and has the Avengers and the Fantastic Four working together to stop the Kree and Skrulls who are now also working together. There’s some potential in the idea. Let’s see where things will go.
Part one of James Tynion IV’s huge Joker War story-arc begins here and with Jorge Jimenez handling the art department, you know my hype is real! See my recent reviews of Justice League (The Sixth Dimension or Doom/Justice War to know more)!
TV SHOW RELEASES.
Season 1 premieres on NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock on July 15th, 2020.
Based on the classic science-fiction novel of the same name, written by Aldous Huxley, comes a brand-new live-action adaptation! I don’t know if it’s going to work but I’m intrigued by it. I know I loved the book though, that’s for sure! 😛
Season 2 premieres on TNT on July 19th, 2020.
Based on the classic mystery novel of the same, written by Caleb Carr, the series is now going into its second season! Based on the title alone, it seems like it’s going to tackle the sequel (which I never dared to read too) but the first book is a phenomenal stand-alone mystery novel!
Season 2 premieres on Netflix on July 31st, 2020.
Having read the original comic book series, I’m curious to see where the show will go next.
I’m making a special shout-out moment here for the release of the first trailer of the live-action TV series that has been in development for quite some time for another legendary classic science-fiction tale! While it’s only going to be released in 2021, you have no idea how exciting it is to see Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy getting this kind of treatment. Hopefully, they’ll know how to turn this into something worthwhile for fans!
Similar to the last two months, most of the promising movies—at least to me—have been delayed due to COVID-19.
Here we are, the midway mark of the summer. I have no idea what I should expect or not from it anymore. Is it normal that I wish 2020 could introduce more positivity into our lives? Every month feels like a whole other reality from a parallel post-apocalypse world. It makes you wonder what the world would be like if we were to go up against even more intangible destructive forces that would challenge us into being better.
I’m maybe hoping that July will prove to be a good month in terms of organization and time management as I continue to develop my digital workplace through a recent app I was introduced to by my significant other. There are so many things I want to do but could never do at the same time and it forces me to prioritize according to importance and desire (you know those things that you don’t want to do now but want to when you’re in a specific mood? Yep.).
I think the best thing we can do now is to always keep our heads up and move forward despite adversity or impulse for procrastination! 🙂
Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!
Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?